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Sunday Link Dump

It’s Sunday again, and that means another link dump. It’s a rather light link dump today, with the majority of Rangers related news being Redden related.

Andrew Gross has some reactions by the Rangers over the waiving of Wade Redden. It looks like he wasn’t a cancer in the locker room. Michael Del Zotto spoke about how Redden was the first to address the team after last year’s shootout loss (telling everyone to remember this feeling) to the Flyers on the last day of the season. Redden also acted as a bit of a mentor to MDZ. Remember, Redden isn’t a bad guy or a bad hockey player. The waiving was simply because of his contract. If he were making $2 million, Redden would be on this team, and I don’t think there would be that much animosity.

HBO is going to have a reality show with the Penguins and the Capitals leading up to the Winter Classic. I’ve watched these 24/7 shows leading up to boxing matches, so it’s going to be interesting how they produce it, considering there are NHL regular season games before it. It’s not like the season shuts down for the game. How quickly do you think that turns into the Crosby/Ovechkin show?

Michelle Kenneth is unsure if the Rangers are sold on Sean Avery for this season. Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him get traded, due to the checkered past with him and coach John Tortorella. I think this decision will depend on how Avery does during the first few games in the regular season. If Avery returns to form, he’s a bargain at $2 million per season.

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  • Sean Avery has moments of brilliance and he can get under the skin of opponents, but he can also cause a lot of unnecessary distraction. As much as I appreciate his energy, I’d take Fedotenko over Avery in a heartbeat. Fedotenko works hard, scores goals, makes great plays on both ends of the ice, and has a steady temperament. Avery has never established himself as a goal scorer and his emotions occasionally get the best of him. If the Rangers are forced to keep one and dump the other, I say keep Fedotenko.

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